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BHN Daily Links: Bruins Reveal Injuries, Olli Maatta Traded, Kevin Hayes Interest



Three days have passed since the Boston Bruins lost to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. While the sting of that loss will never go away, the Bruins management will have to refocus on matters that involve the future of what this team looks like in the seasons to come. On Friday, the Bruins met with the media one final time, before the off-season work begins. Besides Bruins breakup day, here is the other news that made headlines on Sunday, June 16.

Like every year once a team gets a eliminated they will reveal the list of injuries that players have suffered and played through during the playoffs, and the Bruins are no different as they revealed their laundry list of injuries that players suffered during the run to the Stanley Cup Final. (Boston Hockey Now)

As the Bruins leave for the off-season, forward Charlie Coyle will take positives from the loss to the Blues in Game 7 as he will use it as a learning experience in order to get better in the future. (Boston Hockey Now)

With the NHL Off-season underway, the Bruins have some decisions to make in regards to their pending UFAs mainly Marcus Johansson as his future is up in the air with the team despite the fact he would love to stay in Boston. (Boston Hockey Now)

According to sources close to Boston Hockey Now, there is mutual interest between the Bruins and UFA center Kevin Hayes, as they would like to bring another local boy back home and play for the team he grew up cheering. (Boston Hockey Now)

The action is coming in hot and heavy, our colleague over Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now, breaks down the trade that sent Olli Maatta to Chicago from Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The off-season kicked off Friday as the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers pulled off a trade that had more to do with salary cap reasons than hockey reasons. Washington sent Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia for Radko Gudas. (Washington Post)

Take Jordan Eberle off the unrestricted free agents list, as Eberle agreed to a new five-year contract with the New York Islanders that will carry a salary cap hit of $5.5million. (Newsday)

With the NHL buyout period officially open, the Los Angeles Kings bought out defenseman Dion Phaneuf’s final two years of his contract. Phaneuf will now become an unrestricted free agent. (Sportsnet)

The Philadelphia Flyers did not waste time once the buy out period opened as GM Chuck Fletcher announced the Flyers will place defenseman Andrew MacDonald on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buying his contract out. (TSN)

You have to wonder when the NHL and NHLPA will take concussions seriously as Alex Thomas of Boston Hockey Now looks at why Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk was still allowed to play in the playoffs after he suffered a concussion in Game 2 of Round 1 against Toronto. (Boston Hockey Now)

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